JAPAN – A Holy Land of Surprises

Fukuoka, Japan Skyline

There are many reasons to visit Japan. The country offers a rich culture and history, as well as breathtaking landscapes and delicious food. So why not consider traveling there?

Japan is safe.

Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. You can feel safe walking around at night, even alone, and you won’t be approached by strange people or pickpockets.

Japan has a low crime rate compared to other countries. The country’s homicide rate is lower than all but four other developed nations (Norway, Singapore, Denmark and Iceland). Moreover, violent crime and theft are also very rare in Japan—the latter being among the lowest in the world—and vandalism is almost nonexistent because public spaces are kept clean and well maintained.

Japan can be very cheap.

Counting Japanese Yen banknote

Japan can be very expensive, but there are ways to save money. Japan has a lot of hidden bars and restaurants, and they are great places to get delicious food at cheap prices. There are also a lot of free things to do in Japan: the Tokyo National Museum, for example, is completely free!

You can also get discounts if you’re an international student or if you’re an English teacher. If you’re traveling alone or in a small group, it’s best that everyone splits their expenses evenly so everyone can afford what they want on vacation.

Japanese people are the most polite in the world.

Japanese people are the most polite in the world. Japanese people are very respectful of others and they always take off their shoes before entering a room. Japanese people are also very helpful to tourists and they speak English very well.

Japanese people are kind, friendly, honest and hard working. Japanese people respect their elders greatly.

Food, food and even MORE food

Japanese food is healthy and delicious.

Japanese food is very healthy, in fact it’s one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. The average Japanese diet consists of rice, vegetables, fish and tofu (soybean curd).

Japanese food is also quite tasty, with some traditional dishes resembling something like a salad or soup.

The Japanese have a long history of being great cooks and creating new dishes using local ingredients such as rice or seaweed.

Japanese trains are efficient, warm and clean.

Japanese maki sushi rolls with salmon, sesame, chopsticks, soy sauce and marinated ginger

JR trains are fast, clean and efficient.

There are two types of train: JR trains and private lines. The fastest JR train is the shinkansen (bullet train). It goes at speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph) and can reach any part of Japan in less than three hours. These high-speed trains are very punctual, especially if you look at their popularity among Japanese people who prefer them over the slower local commuter trains which often run late due to weather or other problems in the system. In addition to speed, safety is an important factor for travelers as well: there have been no fatal accidents on Japanese railroads for nearly 50 years!

For passengers traveling with luggage, this means that they can avoid long queues at airport check-in counters when flying into Tokyo or Osaka because they won’t have to wait for their bags after landing (or before boarding). Also note that all travelers must pass through security checkpoints before entering stations so be sure not take any sharp objects such as knives or scissors onto platforms where these could be used by terrorists — a serious threat in today’s climate

Japan has a variety of beautiful nature sites.

If you like nature, you’ll love Japan. There are a variety of beautiful nature sites in Japan, such as:

  • Mount Fuji (Fuji-san)
  • Mount Tateyama (Tate-yama)
  • Mount Akagi (Akagi-san)
  • Mount Myojin (Myo-jin)
  • Mount Shirane (Shirane-ga-take)
  • Mount Norikura (Norikura-zan)
  • Mount Yari (Yari–zan)

The convenience stores are awesome.

The convenience stores in Japan are awesome. They’re open 24/7, they’re clean and well organized, and they sell everything you could possibly want at extremely cheap prices. You can get bento (a portable lunchbox), sushi, ramen noodles and even karaoke machines at these places too!

JR pass is a huge money saver if you plan on travelling quite a lot around the country.


The JR Pass is a huge money saver if you plan on travelling quite a lot around the country. It allows you to ride all trains at no additional charge, so long as they are operated by Japan Railway Company (JR). This includes shinkansen (bullet trains), regular trains, and even some local buses. You can use it for seven days or fourteen days depending on which pass you buy and how much time you want to spend in Japan.

Also, riding the train saves you time because it doesn’t take up any of your day; all of your traveling will be done while sleeping or eating delicious Japanese food! Plus, it saves energy because walking is free 🙂

The JR Pass is also great for saving sanity—no more worrying about train schedules or tickets when trying to get from point A to point B!

Cherry blossom festival! (Sakura)

Cherry blossom season is one of the most popular times to visit Japan. It’s a beautiful time of year, and there are many festivals and events that take place during this period. Here are some tips on what to do if you want to experience cherry blossoms while in Japan:

  • When to go: The ideal time is usually between late March and early April. This is when most of Japan’s cherry trees bloom, with Kyoto boasting its own festival held on a weekend during mid-April each year. However, if you’re looking to avoid crowds or get cheaper prices on flights (flights tend to be more expensive around this time), then consider going later in the season or even waiting until next year! You’ll still see plenty of flowers on your trip!
  • What else should I do? While there may be other festivals taking place during your stay in Japan during this time, it can be hard finding out exactly where they’ll be happening since there are so many different provinces with their own traditions relating back centuries ago!

It is a country that is rich in history, culture, food and amazing beauty. We hope this list of reasons has given you some ideas about what to do on your next trip to Japan!

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